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Dave Jauss (Born January 16, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois) is a baseball coach who is currently the bench coach for the New York Mets.



College career

Jauss attended school at Amherst College, where he was a teammate to future Red Sox G.M. Dan Duquette.[1]

He was the captain of both the baseball and basketball teams at Amherst. He also received a B.A. in psychology and a M.S. in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts. [2]

Jauss served as the head baseball coach at Westfield State College from 1982–84, and then Atlantic Christian College from 1985–87.

Professional career

In 1988 when Dan Duquette became the Montreal Expos director of player development, Jauss was hired by field coordinator Jerry Manuel as a Manager for the Expos Minor league baseball system. Between 1988 and 1994, Jauss managed the Gulf Coast Expos, West Palm Beach Expos, and Harrisburg Senators. He compiled a record of 188–151 in that role and was named the Eastern League Manager of the Year in 1994. He also managed winter baseball in the Dominican Republic and led Licey to the Caribbean Series title in 1999. That winter, Jauss was named Manager of the Year.

Major League Baseball

In 1997, he was named the Boston Red Sox's first base coach, a position he held between 1997 and 1999. It was there that he met Grady Little who was serving as the teams bench coach at the time. He served as the Red Sox minor league field coordinator from 2000–01. In 2001, Jauss became the Red Sox bench coach, then in 2002 he was their director of player development and from 2003–05 he was the Sox Major League Advance Scout.

In 2006 he was named bench coach of the Dodgers under manager Grady Little, a position he held through 2007. In the 2008-2009 seasons, he was the bench coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Jauss left as the Orioles bench coach after the 2009 season[3]

In 2009, on November 17th, he was named bench coach for the New York Mets, beating out Bob Melvin and Eric Wedge.


Preceded by
Jerry Manuel
Gulf Coast League Expos Manager
Succeeded by
Jerry Weinstein
Preceded by
Felipe Alou
West Palm Beach Expos Manager
Succeeded by
Rob Leary
Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Harrisburg Senators Manager
Succeeded by
Pat Kelly
Preceded by
Buddy Bailey
Boston Red Sox Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Mike Stanley
Preceded by
Jim Lett
Los Angeles Dodgers Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Bob Schaefer
Preceded by
Tom Trebelhorn
Baltimore Orioles Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Jeff Datz
Preceded by
Sandy Alomar Sr.
New York Mets Bench Coach
Succeeded by

Simple English

Dave Jauss (born January 16, 1957) is the bench coach for the New York Mets. He has also been the bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles.


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